The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP
Rank 61 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing HP 113 106 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.81% 2.73% 2.85%
As % of the Vendors category 6.27% 5.99% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 37 41
Average daily rate £350 £340 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £182 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £519 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £327
% change year-on-year
- +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £31.91 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +10.34%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1802 1769 1337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.81% 45.57% 43.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 839 635
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £230 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 110 111
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

HP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 45 £340 -15.00% 11
Cheshire +6 35 £425 +88.88% 1
Lancashire -1 18 £256 -14.81% 1
Merseyside +1 13 £325 -21.65% 4
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 77 (38.89%) Windows
2 63 (31.82%) VMware
3 60 (30.30%) Citrix
4 57 (28.79%) Active Directory
5 43 (21.72%) Windows Server
6 42 (21.21%) Data Centre
7 41 (20.71%) Cisco
8 40 (20.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (18.18%) SQL
11 35 (17.68%) Microsoft
11 35 (17.68%) Migration
12 31 (15.66%) IBM
12 31 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (15.15%) Finance
14 27 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (13.13%) SQL Server
15 26 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (13.13%) JIRA
16 25 (12.63%) Selenium
16 25 (12.63%) Security Cleared
17 24 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
18 23 (11.62%) Project Management
18 23 (11.62%) MS Office
18 23 (11.62%) HP Quality Center
18 23 (11.62%) 3PAR
19 21 (10.61%) ITIL
20 20 (10.10%) WAN
20 20 (10.10%) Functional Testing
20 20 (10.10%) Hyper-V

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.04%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.54%) IIS
5 6 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.03%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.52%) Confluence
8 3 (1.52%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.01%) Drupal
9 2 (1.01%) Exstream Dialogue
10 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (11.62%) MS Office
2 18 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Exstream
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (1.01%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.55%) Office 365
2 8 (4.04%) IaaS
3 7 (3.54%) PaaS
4 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.01%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.10%) WAN
2 19 (9.60%) SAN
3 18 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 15 (7.58%) DHCP
5 14 (7.07%) DNS
5 14 (7.07%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.57%) LAN
7 12 (6.06%) Firewall
8 9 (4.55%) VoIP
9 8 (4.04%) Wireless
10 6 (3.03%) VPN
11 4 (2.02%) FTP
11 4 (2.02%) HTTP
12 3 (1.52%) Internet
12 3 (1.52%) Intranet
12 3 (1.52%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.52%) OpenScape
12 3 (1.52%) WinSCP
13 2 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.01%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.53%) DB2
4 3 (1.52%) MS Access
4 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (13.13%) JIRA
2 25 (12.63%) Selenium
3 18 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 17 (8.59%) HP UFT
5 11 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 10 (5.05%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.55%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.03%) TestDirector
9 5 (2.53%) eggPlant
10 3 (1.52%) Toad
11 2 (1.01%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.51%) JMeter
12 1 (0.51%) Ranorex
12 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (15.15%) Finance
2 11 (5.56%) Banking
3 10 (5.05%) Retail
4 8 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.52%) Games
7 2 (1.01%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (15.66%) Analyst
2 25 (12.63%) Architect
3 17 (8.59%) Citrix Specialist
3 17 (8.59%) Test Manager
4 15 (7.58%) Test Analyst
5 14 (7.07%) Consultant
6 13 (6.57%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.55%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.04%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.04%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) IT Architect
10 7 (3.54%) IT Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.54%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) IT Support
11 6 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.58%) XML
2 7 (3.54%) .NET
3 6 (3.03%) SOAP
4 5 (2.53%) Middleware
5 3 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.01%) JSON
6 2 (1.01%) WAP
6 2 (1.01%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.51%) REST
7 1 (0.51%) RESTful
7 1 (0.51%) Web Services
7 1 (0.51%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.58%) Fat Client
2 15 (7.58%) Thin Client
3 11 (5.56%) Clustering
4 9 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 9 (4.55%) FlexPod
5 8 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.04%) VCE vBlock
6 7 (3.54%) Life Science
7 6 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.02%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.02%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.02%) HP Storage
8 4 (2.02%) PKI
8 4 (2.02%) PMI
9 3 (1.52%) HP Superdome
9 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.52%) Wiki
10 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 77 (38.89%) Windows
2 43 (21.72%) Windows Server
3 40 (20.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (9.60%) Linux
6 19 (9.60%) Solaris
7 16 (8.08%) AIX
7 16 (8.08%) HPUX
8 15 (7.58%) Unix
9 14 (7.07%) Windows 7
10 8 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.02%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.02%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.01%) NetWare
13 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.68%) Migration
2 26 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.62%) Project Management
4 21 (10.61%) ITIL
5 20 (10.10%) Functional Testing
5 20 (10.10%) Test Scripting
6 18 (9.09%) Application Packaging
7 17 (8.59%) Defect Management
7 17 (8.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 16 (8.08%) Test Management
9 14 (7.07%) Risk Management
10 13 (6.57%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.57%) Waterfall
11 11 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (5.05%) Service Management
12 10 (5.05%) Test Strategy
12 10 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (4.55%) Kanban
13 9 (4.55%) Scrum
13 9 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.18%) SQL
2 18 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 16 (8.08%) Java
4 14 (7.07%) PL/SQL
5 13 (6.57%) C#
6 10 (5.05%) Ruby
7 5 (2.53%) C
8 3 (1.52%) VB
8 3 (1.52%) VBScript
9 2 (1.01%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) C++
10 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.56%) CCNA
4 11 (5.56%) MCSE
5 8 (4.04%) PMI Certification
6 7 (3.54%) MCP
6 7 (3.54%) MCSA
7 6 (3.03%) Degree
8 5 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.53%) CCNP
8 5 (2.53%) RHCE
9 4 (2.02%) HND
9 4 (2.02%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.02%) PMP
9 4 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.02%) RHCA
9 4 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.56%) QA
2 5 (2.53%) SLA
3 4 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
System Software
1 57 (28.79%) Active Directory
2 31 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (10.10%) Hyper-V
5 16 (8.08%) XenApp
6 7 (3.54%) vSphere
6 7 (3.54%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.02%) Brightmail
8 4 (2.02%) XenServer
9 2 (1.01%) NFS
9 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.01%) Xen
10 1 (0.51%) KVM
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (11.62%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (5.56%) SCOrch
3 10 (5.05%) SCCM
4 8 (4.04%) SCOM
5 7 (3.54%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.03%) Puppet
7 5 (2.53%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (2.02%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.52%) DameWare
9 3 (1.52%) EdgeSight
9 3 (1.52%) Nagios
9 3 (1.52%) OpenView
10 2 (1.01%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.01%) SmoothWall
10 2 (1.01%) WSUS
11 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.51%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (31.82%) VMware
2 60 (30.30%) Citrix
3 41 (20.71%) Cisco
4 35 (17.68%) Microsoft
5 31 (15.66%) IBM
6 23 (11.62%) 3PAR
7 18 (9.09%) AppSense
7 18 (9.09%) Oracle
8 17 (8.59%) Dell
9 16 (8.08%) EMC
9 16 (8.08%) Wyse
10 12 (6.06%) Sun
11 11 (5.56%) NetApp
11 11 (5.56%) Symantec
12 8 (4.04%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.03%) SAP
14 5 (2.53%) Telerik
15 4 (2.02%) BT
15 4 (2.02%) Compaq
15 4 (2.02%) IronPort
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